Evolutionary and Developmental (Evo-Devo) Medicine

  • Roger Jankowski


The previous chapter shows that it may be possible to develop hypotheses on pathogenesis, which are built on knowledge of evolution and development. In comparison to the current (classical) hypotheses on pathogenesis of diseases like juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma or nasal polyposis or others, or in comparison to the current general frame of chronic rhinosinusitis proposed to approach the diseases of the nose, it seems that evolutionary hypotheses present some interest. Pathogenesis frequently leads to treatments, and evolutionary medicine could be defined by all medical diagnosis or treatments based on evolutionary- and developmental-derived knowledge.


Total Mesorectal Excision Nasal Polyposis Septal Cartilage Evolutionary Medicine Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Jankowski
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine Service ORL - CHUUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance

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